Just when you think you’ve seen everything that the Philippines has to offer, that’s the time you find a great place that makes you never want to leave. That’s probably why I’ve been here for so long in the first place.
Cold.. Really Cold Springs
If you head into Aklan Province and go to Nabas, you will find one of the coolest alternative summer destinations in the entire country. The gushing waters of the Gibon River bring life and adventures to the local and foreign tourists alike.
Clean River in Nabas Aklan
This is a place of wonder and mystery and if you don’t feel even a little bit of a sense of the mystery here, you will probably be the first. It’s long been a place where the locals come during the hot weather and you shouldn’t be surprised to find lots of school children jumping into the waters. For me, watching them was one of the highlights. They reminded me of how much fun we can really have when we let ourselves.
Hurom-Hurom Cold Springs in Nabas
You can actually see the water bubbling from the base of a tree at Hurom-Hurom and then you can get in the water and enjoy splashing with the youngsters. Young and old mix well here because this resort is frequented by families to have picnic or to celebrate special occasions as well. I was lucky enough to see a spotted deer when I wandered into the jungle nearby and my friends told me that it is very rare to see them in the open. I felt like I had already been rewarded though just by the chance to come here.
I think adventure will be to take a kayak down the Gibon River! I can only imagine the views that I’ll get and maybe I’ll be able to see one of the endangered Hornbills too. I’m told that they sometimes get spotted by kayakers and since I have the luck from the spotted deer sighting, I feel like my chances are better than good. Unfortunately I needed to leave the town and go back to Boracay to meet a friend who just arrived in the Island… and that’s another story:)